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Narendra Modi launches Jal Jeevan Mission app, says initiative pushed by villages, ladies

Since the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission in 2019, 5 crore households have gotten water connection and now faucet water is reaching each family in about 1.25 lakh villages, mentioned the prime minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Interacts with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis on Jal Jeevan Mission. ANI

On the event 152nd start anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Jal Jeevan Mission App and interacted with Gram Panchayats and village water and sanitation committees (VWSC)

Since the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission in 2019, 5 crore households have gotten water connection and now faucet water is reaching each family in about 1.25 lakh villages, Modi mentioned on Saturday, asserting that at the moment’s India has accomplished extra work in simply two years than what was accomplished in seven many years.

Speaking after interacting with gram panchayats and pani samitis/village water and sanitation committees (VWSC) on the Jal Jeevan Mission, Modi mentioned the mission is not only about bringing water to individuals however additionally it is a decentralisation motion that’s village and women-driven.

“From the time of Independence till 2019, only three crore households in our country had access to tap water. Since the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission in 2019, five crore households were provided with water connections,” he mentioned.

“Today, water is reaching every household in about 1.25 lakh villages in about 80 districts of the country. That is, today’s India has done more work in just two years than what was done in the last seven decades,” he mentioned.

In aspirational districts, piped water connections have risen from 31 lakh to over 1.16 crore, the prime minister mentioned.

Modi mentioned it must be ensured that the state of affairs of bringing water to any a part of the nation by means of tankers or trains by no means arises.

In an obvious dig at earlier Congress dispensations, he mentioned for a very long time those that had been liable for policy-making lived in abundance of water.

They had water at their properties and of their swimming swimming pools, Modi mentioned.

“They had not seen poverty and it was just an attraction for them. It was just a means for them to show off knowledge. They should have strived for an ideal village but they kept liking the shortcomings in the villages,” he mentioned.

The prime minister additionally launched the Jal Jeevan Mission app for enhancing consciousness amongst stakeholders and for larger transparency and accountability of schemes underneath the mission.

He additionally launched the Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh, the place any particular person, establishment, company or philanthropist, be it in India or overseas, can contribute to assist present faucet water connection in each rural family, faculty, anganwadi centre, ashramshala and different public establishments.

”Pani samitis” play a key position in planning, implementation, administration, operation and upkeep of village water provide techniques, thereby offering clear faucet water to each family on an everyday and long-term foundation.

Out of over six lakh villages, pani samitis/VWSCs have been constituted in round 3.5 lakh villages. More than 7.1 lakh ladies have been educated to check the standard of water by utilizing discipline check kits.

On August 15, 2019, Modi introduced the Jal Jeevan Mission to supply clear faucet water to each family.

To realise the prime minister”s imaginative and prescient of ”Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas”, and following the ”backside up” method, the Jal Jeevan Mission is carried out in partnership with states with a finances of R 3.60 lakh crore, in accordance with the PMO.

Further, Rs 1.42 lakh crore has been allotted to panchayati raj establishments as a tied grant underneath 15th Finance Commission for water and sanitation in villages for the interval 2021-22 to 2025-26, the assertion mentioned.

With inputs from PTI

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